Sheriff's Office responsibilities
- criminal investigations
- county jail operations
- weapon permits
- civil process such as sheriff's sales, paper service and garnishments
- warrants, court orders and courtroom security
As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens.
Latest Facebook News
6 hours 5 minutes ago
Time: 8 PM
Incident/Charge: Felony Burglary and Domestic Abuse Assault 2nd Offense
Location: Calmar, Iowa
Person: William Mack
Address: Calmar, Iowa
Incident Details: After breaking into a residence and assaulting a female, William Mack was arrested on Felony Burglary and Domestic Abuse Assault. Mack was transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.
7 hours 53 minutes ago
Public Service Announcement
Reminder that Winneshiek County does NOT sound the outdoor sirens after any severe weather event as an "all clear" notification. The sirens are intended to be set off as an early warning system for upcoming severe weather only.
Please keep this information in mind when the sirens are activated due to severe weather.
is there a set ? of how the sounds go off ? um example are there short blasts to signal a severe storm warning ? and a steady blast to signal eminent threat / tornado on the ground ? or is it all just "if you hear it run for cover? " thank you for responding ,
7 hours 47 minutes ago
Do you sound it for severe weather other than tornadoes? I wish Cresco did.
5 hours 45 minutes ago
To bad Hesper doesn't have something like this
3 hours 1 minute ago
1 day 6 hours ago
Incident/Charge: Federal Indictments
Location: Ossian, IA
Person: Kaleb Breitsprecher
Address: Ossian, IA
Person: Cole Breitsprecher
Address: Ossian, IA
Incident Details: On the morning of June 6, 2017 several federal search warrants were carried out in Ossian as a result of a lengthy multi-agency investigation involving local, state, and federal agencies with assistance from the Winneshiek County Attorney’s Office. On July 18, 2017 Kaleb Breitsprecher and Cole Breitsprecher were indicted by a grand jury on federal charges. Kaleb Breitsprecher was indicted on multiple counts of distribution of a controlled substance – heroin and fentanyl and possession of firearms by a drug user. Cole Breitsprecher was indicted on distribution of a controlled substance – heroin and fentanyl and possession of firearms by a drug user. On July 20, 2017 Kaleb Breitsprecher and Cole Breitsprecher were arrested on federal arrest warrants and were placed into the custody of the US Marshall Service and transported to a federal holding facility. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges and arrests are pending.
It's sad when people comment on these things, because these people have families who have to see this.
26 - 1 day 5 hours ago
I understand it's hard for family and friends of these individuals to see this on social media, and I think we can all agree that we wish this wasn't a part of our world, but sadly, it is. This is not a private matter--they brought deadly substances into our community. It affects all of us, and I think we have every right to know what has taken place right down the street. As a parent, I could not be more grateful to law enforcement for doing their job. I don't want this around my kids. And I do hope these guys can get some help and straighten their lives out. I'm sure there's much more to the story than any of us understands. Just my two cents.
78 - 1 day 3 hours ago
Play stupid games win stupid prizes!
24 - 1 day 5 hours ago
If you would like to get involved in your community coalition (Winneshiek ERASE Substance Abuse), visit http://www.winneshiekerase.com. The next meeting is tomorrow!
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